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Nottingham members back new Trent bridge


Nottingham councillors have given the green light to what will be the first new crossing built over the River Trent in the city in more than 60 years.

Green Liverpool projects win European funding


Greening projects designed to complement new active travel routes in Liverpool will be funded by a European climate grant worth almost £80,000.

Stoke councillors approve £5.4m transport plan


A plan to invest more than £5.4m on improving roads and transport in Stoke-on-Trent has received a green light.

Stop treating transport as a culture war, Government told


The Prime Minister’s rhetoric ‘fabricating’ a war on motorists has been ‘incredibly unhelpful’ and does not reflect public opinion, according to a think-tank.

Chancellor urged to provide funding certainty for urban transport


Transport authorities have called on the Government to prioritise long-term funding certainty for public transport and active travel in city regions in next week’s Spring Budget.

Councils support HS2 ‘green route’


A new active travel route from Birmingham to Coventry along the HS2 line is a ‘no brainer’, West Midlands mayor Andy Street has said.

Work begins on Oxford traffic filters


Work has started on a number of streets in Oxford to prepare the way for six traffic filters as part of a trial aimed at reducing traffic in the city.

Sheffield to invest £1m CAZ funds to improve air quality


An estimated £1m raised through Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will be used to improve air quality near schools, the city council says.

Council chiefs call for powers to fight pavement parking ‘scourge’


‘Long-overdue’ powers to ban pavement parking should be extended to all areas across England now, the Local Government Association (LGA) has argued.

Ministers did not stop LTNs receiving cash


Officials have confirmed that the allocation of £200m for cycling and walking excluded low traffic neighbourhoods because no LTN bid matched funding criteria.

London’s Regent Street set to become more cyclist friendly


Regent Street is set to undergo a radical transformation as Westminster City Council seeks to make it more cyclist and pedestrian friendly.

TfL hands boroughs another £80m for streets


Transport for London (TfL) has announced up to £80.4m for boroughs to improve public transport, make walking and cycling safer and create new school streets.

Edinburgh first to enforce pavement parking ban


Edinburgh City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to enforce a ban on pavement parking.

First-of-kind tool links road casualties and deprivation


Transport for London has launched a dashboard which shows how deprivation is linked to higher levels of death and injury on the capital’s roads.

EVs only ‘part of the solution’, public health directors warn


Directors of public health have welcomed the Government’s zero emission vehicle mandate but warned electric vehicles are ‘just part of the solution’.

BCP Council extends successful bike scheme


A bike scheme in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) Council area has been extended for five more years.

New partnership helps local authorities plan active travel and low carbon projects


Esri UK has announced that AppyWay has joined its partner programme, giving customers easy access to digital kerbside data. Lambeth Council among first users.

Councillors ‘powerless and penniless’ on clean air


Elected members do not believe that councils have the powers or budgets to make meaningful change on air quality, research has found.

MPs criticise ‘disappointingly slow’ progress on active travel


The Government is not on track to meet its active travel targets, with funding uncertainty hampering councils’ efforts, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said.

The case for low-traffic neighbourhoods


Tanya Braun, Living Streets makes the case for low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) and argues for an area-by-area approach to reducing the impact of traffic.

Transport planners write to PM in defence of LTNs


The Transport Planning Society (TPS) has written to the PM in defence of low traffic neighbourhoods in the wake of the Government's push-back.

Pedestrian crossings lights could stay green longer


Active Travel England (ATE) is considering introducing new guidance for councils that could increase the amount of time people have to cross the road.

Councillors’ LTN tweets had ‘no effect’ on elections


London councillors’ tweets about low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) did not affect whether they held their seats at the 2022 elections, a study has found.

Funding allocations for active travel prescription trial announced


The funding allocations for the 11 local authorities taking part in a £13.9m walking and cycling prescription trial have been announced.

Oxfordshire unveils £200,000 air pollution plan


Oxfordshire County Council has unveiled a £200,000 plan to cut air pollution which it says is the 'biggest environmental risk to public health'.

Haringey to treble number of School Streets


Haringey councillors have signed off on a plan that will almost treble the number of School Streets in the borough to 61.

Active travel hampered by 'low capability and ambition'


Council chiefs have defended active travel measures after auditors found more than half of councils had 'low capability and ambition' to deliver projects.

Birmingham council launches air quality fund


A funding scheme for cycle racks, school traffic exclusion plans and other measures has been launched to help improve air quality in Birmingham.

Active Travel England to consult on large planning applications


Local planning authorities will now have to consult with Active Travel England (ATE) on all large planning applications.

LTNs blocked from £200m active travel cash


Department for Transport has announced the £200m fourth round of the Active Travel Fund and revealed it had blocked low traffic neighbourhood schemes funding.

Holyrood consults on 20-minute neighbourhoods


People in Scotland are being asked for their views on how to improve the planning system.

Active Light


Newport City Council chose Thorn Lighting's Dark Sky-approved Urba bollard to support its Active Travel deployment in Tredegar Park.

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